EXECUTIVE OFFICER MESSAGE
Greetings from DeMolay! I am pleased to present you with some information about DeMolay if you are not familiar with this organization. My name is Ross Mushik and I have been appointed as the state director (Executive Officer) for DeMolay of North Dakota.
In a nutshell, DeMolay is a values based character development program providing experiences that develop character, leadership, organizational skills, personal responsibility, and creative thinking to young men ages 12 to 21. DeMolay was started in 1919 by Frank Land as a way to assist young boys that had lost their fathers in World War I. The concept came to fruition and continues to this day in an organization that is led by the young men and mentored by the adults. If you are looking for more detailed information, please go to www.demolay.org.
I envision a plan to establish four quadrants in the State of North Dakota. Each quadrant will consist of an adult Area Governor, local adult advisory members, two or more certified adult trainers, and adult advisors in their respective communities. We have the ability to establish a state-wide chapter for DeMolay, while at the same time maintaining and growing the active Chapter in Grand Forks, which will provide the leadership expertise and background resources for the new members.
Grand Forks DeMolay Chapter is active and in May 2015 brought in eight new members. The local leaders are enthusiastic and willing to grow the organization with support from the Grand Forks area community. A group is getting off the ground in Hazen and Minot and several leaders are working with the young men.
Advisor training has been completed for three individuals; one from Mandan, one from Hazen, and one from Minot. As we look to other areas of the State, we will need leaders in those areas, so if you are interested, please contact me.
North Dakota Executive Officer